School Musicals

Since 1992, the students of Catherine McAuley School have performed in musicals on a regular basis. Old favourites like ‘HMS Pinafore’, ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, ‘The Wizard’, ‘Oliver Twist’ and ‘The Story of Joseph’ have been performed to great local acclaim.

Starting in 2008, Mr Declan Bromell has written and directed a brand new musical every two years. These musicals with pupils from each section of the school were originally staged in our school hall before moving to Mary Immaculate College in 2012 for the first production of Hoods and then graduating to the Limetree Theatre in 2014 for The River of Time.

Cast members from 'Heroes' performing at the Limetree Theatre in February 2014.

Musical Highlights


Declan Bromell was a teacher at Catherine McAuley School from 2003 until 2020. While at Catherine McAuley School, Declan wrote and directed a number of musicals which appealed to the pupils in our school, tackling social issues in Limerick city and teaching an important lesson along the way. 

The Story of Joseph, 2023
Revolutions, 2020
Hoods, 2018
The River of Time, 2016
Heroes, 2014
Hoodz, 2012
Samson, 2010
The Flame, 2008
Oliver, 2006